Developer: PUMA AG
Price: Free
Version Reviewed: 1.0.1
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5

iPhone IntegrationRating: ★★★★½
User Interface Rating: ★★★★½
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★½

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

PUMATRAC may sound like just another fitness app at first, but it provides a unique user experience that others like it currently don’t offer. PUMATRAC is designed to keep runners motivated by giving them insights on conditions that affect running performance so that workouts are actually more fun and rewarding. This means that the app can tell whether users run faster to pop music or longer on Fridays just by analyzing many different conditions thanks to Tictrac technology.

At first glance, PUMATRAC has an attractive and sleek interface. Users can connect with their Facebook or Twitter accounts or sign into the app via email. Once logged in they can see what time it is, where they are, and the current weather conditions outside. Everything is set to zero so users can start their run immediately. Those who enjoy listening to their favorite tunes can add playlists, albums, and podcasts from directly within the app. Additionally, users who are tired of the same run can find a new running route in their city from with the app.

pumatrac 2pumatrac 3After every run, users can see distance, speed, conditions, and even their running score all in one location. PUMATRAC also provides stats such as GPS, distance, and calories burned. The most intriguing feature is the personal insights sections where PUMATRAC provides such details as telling users to stop hitting the snooze button because their average speed is faster in the morning and that they burn more calories with the new moon.

As with all running apps, continued use of the GPS in the background can decrease the battery life. The only complaint that I noted was that it’s only for running. I ride a bike and go hiking just as often as I go for a run, so it doesn’t really seem to cater to any other physical fitness routines.

For running enthusiasts, PUMATRAC is quite impressive. Its interface is clean and well-designed, the app works effortlessly and requires little to no user input of data, and it has all the essential features that runners want. Its currently free price tag is the icing on the cake. Users who don’t have a running app or those who are looking for additional insights to increase their running stats should definitely check this one out today.


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